It’s that time of year! Snow is starting to fall, the holidays are creeping up, many of us are putting up the tree early to grab hold of that holiday spirit, and red wines are the drink of choice. As we head into the colder temperatures it’s time to pop open a delicious, savoury and wonderful red wine to sip, share and swoon over.
Here are our Top 6 Red Wines of the Week:
Ripasso is the ultimate italian wine that tastes divine and warms your heart. Smooth, savoury and perfect with your order-in italian dinners like pepperoni pizza and tomato and burrata rigatoni. One of our favourite red wines this wine comes from Northern Italy and passes over the Amarone dried grapes for a little extra texture and body.
Hailing from one of the Best Wineries in the World, Purple Angel from Montes is a truly special and unique wine. It is widely considered to be the greatest expression of Chile’s signature red grape, Carmenère. A grape originally from France and one of the older ancient grapes of Europe, Carmenère was brought to Chile and still has its original rootstock (rather than being grafted on American rootstock). It is THE STAR grape of Chile, the hero grape if you will, and one you should learn to love and adore – especially this one!
Bold, beautiful and elegant this wine is just awesome. Coming all the way from Australia’s west coast wine region, this wine is peppered with a small blend of Malbec and Petit Verdot and spends 14 months in French Oak Barrels. With notes of Chocolate, spice and dark fruit, this wonderful full bodied red will leave you wanting more.
If you have a JOSH in your life who loves wine, this is a wine for him (and also for every other red wine lover in your life!). Named after the founder and his father, Josh Cellars sources its fruit from various premium site throughout the state of California. This beautiful red wine exudes aromas of dark spices, fresh coffee, dark berries and herbs. On the palate it is juicy, supple and offers smooth tannins with a long finish.
Elegance and greatness from Washington States epic Red Mountain. Wineamker Sarah Goedart uses biodynamic farming in the making of this wine. The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is made up of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 5% Syrah, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Malbec and was aged in mostly American oak (13% new). It has a beautiful bouquet of blackcurrants, tobacco leaf, earth, and leather giving way to a palate that is fresh, full, pure and seamless. It will keep for 10-15 years so this wine is great for a collector or to open and decant for a special dinner party.
This wine is one of the most underrated and unknown wonderful Pinot Noir wines in the LCBO. Soft, subtle and lovely this red wine from Germany will impress any a Pinot lover. It’s worth picking up a few to have on hand for christmas dinner and small group socially distanced entertaining.